Applied Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Tools for Memorial University’s PharmD Working Professionals’ Group ~ 19 & 23 Sept 2021 [Zoom format]

This introductory, 2-half-day workshops provides a meaningful overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) using The Monarch System’s unique approach which integrates MI with other impactful and evidence-based behaviour change practices such as coaching methods and key elements of behaviour change theories/applications. The workshop is restricted to and developed for the Memorial University Newfoundland’s Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) for working professionals; this PharmD program is an accessible, part-time option for practising pharmacists in Canada who are keen to achieve the Pharm.D. credential while maintaining their full time professions. We are very pleased to be entering our fourth year of working with Memorial University and the Pharmacy program students. During the workshop, we will explore and help you to acquire applied techniques to use with your clients in your work-related contexts. You will learn how to build motivation and transition that enhanced motivation into a strengthened and real commitment to behaviour changes. We will teach you different ways to use such elements as relationship-building, presence, competence views, compelling questions, reflective listening, readiness to change and change talk, tagging values onto desired behaviour changes, and moving with apparent-resistance in service of your clients’ needs for long- term goal setting and commitment to change. The event will be delivered virtually using Zoom format on two separate days, the 19th and 23rd of September 2021 (11:30 am – 4:00 pm on the 19th and 5:30-8:00 pm – both Eastern time zone – on the 23rd). While the Zoom format is not ideal, it does offer enough flexibility to do small-size (2-3 persons) group work; the two, half-days’ format decreases the concentrated screen time of a full day virtual session. This is a very interactive, applied workshop that builds in lots of opportunities for learning and practising MI skills and concepts; in fact, pharmacist participants will be asked to do some MI skills’ practising and record your learning observations via completing an online survey at this link in the days between the two workshop dates, submitting your survey responses by noon on Wednesday 22 September. T. If you would like more information about The Monarch System, please visit our website at